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Bennett far from satisfied with England

first_imgEngland raced out to a 22-6 lead at halftime but could only manage seven points in the second, with execution an issue for Bennett’s side after a remarkable five forward passes were called throughout the encounter.Gareth Widdop had a mixed evening at five-eighth before shifting to fullback late in the clash with Bennett opting to test out George Williams in the halves leading into the side’s clash with France in Perth next week. “I thought we lost our way in the second half with the football in particular,” Bennett said after the win.”These games are difficult because you’re expected to win and nobody knows by how much. For us, a part of our journey is to be consistent and it’s not good enough. “We’re not a good enough team where we can turn it off and turn it back on. “We’ve got to keep it on all the time and did until half-time and then lost our way.”England skipper Sean O’Loughlin dismissed talk the side went into the second half with a complacent mentality after racing out to a 16-point advantage at the break. “We came in pleased at halftime but like Wayne said we lost our way and we’re disappointed,” he said. “I don’t think it was complacency, the boys were trying. We just weren’t nailing the passes or making the right decisions.”Both Bennett and O’Loughlin praised the efforts of Lebanon following the game, who will face heavyweights Australia next week in Sydney after a spirited effort in defeat.”I thought they played with a lot of energy and tried really hard, they had good structure and their ball control was good,” Bennett said.”Without a lot of star players in their team it was a credit to them.”Meanwhile, Bennett was tight-lipped over Robbie Farah’s biting allegations that marred the second half, with England winger Jermaine McGillvary placed on report in the 43rd minute. “It’s hard for me to make a comment,” Bennett said.”From where I’m sitting I can’t tell if he bit him or not.”McGillvary was unavailable for comment post-game with the match review committee set to decide if the winger is charged in the coming days.last_img read more

National Chess Championship returns

first_imgComments CHESS–Ugandan chess players will be involved in a National Chess Championship this month for the first time in four years.The championship, slated October 19-22 at Hotel Africana in Kampala, was last held in 2013, with officials blaming lack of funds for putting the prestigious game of wits in a coma.But with the Garry Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa coming on board as sponsors, the championship is off the life support not headed for the mortician’s garney but out to feel the fresh breeze again.The championship has been held just twice in recent times, and International Master Elijah Emojong won the very last edition.IM Arthur Ssegwanyi won the other in 2011 ahead of the then National Junior champion FM Haruna Nsubuga on a tie-break.While it’s not held regularly, the national championship is actually used to select a couple of players for the national team.Winning the event automatically earns one a slot in the national team in both the Open and ladies category.IM Arthur Ssegwanyi earned his maiden appearance in the national team in 2011 following his triumph at the championship.It is supposed to be that way but because it’s held occasionally, UCF has been using the Olympiad qualifiers to determine who takes the number one slot in the team like the most recent in 2016 and 2014 when Ssegwanyi and Kawuma topped the qualifiers, respectively.This usually happens in the Olympiad years. Because the nationals were last held in 2013, Emojong will go into this one as the defending champion.last_img read more